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Desperately seeking sexy aftershave smelling perfume ..for me!!

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Primadonnagirl Sun 05-Jan-14 21:55:24

I need a new perfume but I'm very very choosy. Most perfume is too floral, sweet,sickly or heavy for me..I'd have no problem wearing an aftershave but I don't know which one so happy to wear either as long as it smells right. Only way I can describe it is sexy, clean/fresh smell...does anyone have any suggestions? Ive tried asking about citrusy fragrances but they are too fruity..I've asked shop assistants but they don't seem to get it and there's only so many you can try in one go

lilaloves Mon 06-Jan-14 16:14:31

Prada Ambre aftershave is divine

Elizabeth1960 Mon 06-Jan-14 16:10:55

Bond 9 the scent of peace is green, fresh but also light & fresh expensive though..

SundaySimmons Mon 06-Jan-14 15:00:02

Not a mans one

Fragonard vetiver

Excellent sillage. I also have the patchouli one and Fragonard by Fragonard.

They are such good value for money.

My favourite male fragrance was Aramis Devin. I used to wear it many moons ago.

ProfondoRosso Mon 06-Jan-14 14:11:14

Oh that's great, Housewife! I hope you like it - I love it.

OP, have you smelled Lyn Harris's range for Marks and Spencer? Her scents for men (Le Sauvage, Le Noir) are gorgeous and only about £25 a bottle. I bought my DH L'air de rien from her own Miller Harris main line and it's lovely. It's meant to smell kind of like ink, tobacco and writing paper. It was created for Jane Birkin but it's very androgynous.

Ujjayi Mon 06-Jan-14 13:29:20

Petit Grain by Miller Harris is gorgeous. Definitely masculine & clean smelling. Citrus topnotes settle to a lovely rich, deep aroma. Am deeply inhaling from my wrist as I type!

LittleBabyPigsus Mon 06-Jan-14 13:22:03

This is really lovely, and IMO totally unisex.

Housewife2010 Mon 06-Jan-14 13:09:43

Thanks ProfondoRosso. Tam Dao is half price at Space NK. I'm waiting for my bottle to arrive.

ProfondoRosso Mon 06-Jan-14 11:53:00

Diptyque is a good shout, Housewife. Tam Dao is a great spicy scent, quite masculine.

Housewife2010 Mon 06-Jan-14 10:39:59

Diptyque do many unisex scents., Tarocco is lovely - orangey with a touch of spice. (My husband and I share a bottle) Vetyverio is good too. Look on for further reviews. Many Diptyque scents are half price at Space NK at the moment.

TinyDiamond Mon 06-Jan-14 10:34:40

lovelymarchhare try Jo Malone earl Grey and cucumber. reminds me of a Hendricks and tonic! yum.

TinyDiamond Mon 06-Jan-14 10:32:32

What is your budget? it is sooooo expensive but creed vetyver is the nicest smell in the world. slightly discounted on cheap smells. I'm saving up for myself!

Pooka Mon 06-Jan-14 10:16:27

I wear eau sauvage. Also keen on aqua di Parma.

LittleBabyPigsus Mon 06-Jan-14 10:06:47

Guerlain Habit Rouge or Vetiver.

L'Occitaine Vetyver.

Jean Paul Gaultier Homme

Maybe D&G Light Blue? It's very fresh and citrussy. Maybe try the men's version?

cosikitty Mon 06-Jan-14 09:30:07

I wear Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, it is gorgeous!

GoodnessKnows Mon 06-Jan-14 09:25:02

Jo Malone '154'
their Pomegranate Noir is also lovely

beachedwhalesarecool Mon 06-Jan-14 09:08:16

I like D&G no. 6 L'Amoureux.

Northumberlandlass Mon 06-Jan-14 09:01:29

Another vote for Tom Ford.
Have you tried Grey Vetyver (sp?) - not as expensive as the Private collection (Tabacco Vanille my absolute favourite)

DrNick Mon 06-Jan-14 08:03:59

oh yes - liz earle 15 too

DrNick Mon 06-Jan-14 08:03:49

i like eau sauvage and the Prada mens ones

also the Jean paul gaultier man

PedlarsSpanner Mon 06-Jan-14 07:57:13

No15 by liz earle is remarkable. V masculine and leathery.

Primadonnagirl Mon 06-Jan-14 07:47:39

Great ideas ! Thanks.. Off to go sniffing now!

clarequilty Mon 06-Jan-14 07:38:39

Habit Rouge by Geurlain

KosherBacon Mon 06-Jan-14 06:31:15

Bois Des Iles by chanel. Expensive but yummy.

Jaeme Mon 06-Jan-14 05:40:47

Mont Blanc - Presence D'Une Femme

Molton Brown Lijiang

Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche is also quite aftershavey

Financeprincess Sun 05-Jan-14 23:35:24

Diorella. It has the same notes as Eau Sauvage.

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